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Old 05-31-2006, 09:23 AM
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Need inspiration

Hi all,
Just trying this photo of my son (centre) with 2 cousins on this forum, see what you can come up with. Love the expression on the boy on your right, staring into nothingness. I've tried all sorts but as I've said before "I'm not very creative" I need some inspiration.
John
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:51 AM
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Just a quick sketch effect.
Doing this at work, just installed photoshop and something is wonky at this end (the original looks blue to me on this monitor, but when I paste it into photoshop its brown (the greys in the color palette are brown too) when I save for web looks blue again.
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:36 AM
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Gosh Nancy that is wonderful..just perfect..what clarity !!

What handsome boys Britsdad!! Neb
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:28 AM
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Unfinished work but it is an idea, I think!
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:11 PM
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Thanks all

NancyJ, yea I like your sketch, I've done that before, not as good as yours tho'.
nebgranny, thanks, but this was taken a while ago now, and they are definatley no cherubs now....lol
oltenius, I like your colouring, how are you doing that? is it just with paint brush?
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Old 05-31-2006, 12:54 PM
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Indeed, manual brushing and some tonal adjustments, but... it is a hard work!
Youm may try an application named Recolored. Regards.
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:52 PM
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Another attempt...
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:26 PM
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I like that one oltenius

How did you get there? And what do you reckon to this? Don't ask how I got there, because I've tried that many different things I lost my way, there is a sketch in there somwhere tho'....I'm not sure but I think I like it.....John
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Old 05-31-2006, 02:38 PM
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Very nice, congratulations! You may work a bit to the color adjustment of their hair... my opinion.
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:53 PM
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Heres one from me using the Little Ink Pot Sketcher plugin. then a quick selection, feathered about 20 pixels inversed and delete to give the vignette effect.

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